If you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money from home, then this article will expand your view on how others are making money, and how you can make money simply by copying what they do.
Most of these methods don’t require any special experience, so it doesn’t matter what type of experience you have. You could be a stay at home mom or dad, a college student, or simply just looking to earn extra cash working part-time.
Some methods will make you a few extra bucks per month, but others, especially the first one, could potentially make you hundreds if not thousands per month.
Yep, you read that right – hundreds if not thousands. It’s really up to you and how much time and effort you want to put in.
When I first looked into this first method, I was ONLY doing it to see if it actually worked for a few online friends of mine, and to my amazement it did.
1. Wealthy Affiliate
Check out how I make over $10,000 per month with this simply business.
If you’ve never made money from home before, then this could be your first taste of it.
Funny thing happens when you start making money, it kinda snow balls and you sort of get addicted to it. A good addiction to have – right?
Now, before you get too excited and do a “happy dance“, this second method that I am going to show you will NOT make you rich.
In fact you might even be a little disappointed, especially if you have already made money online before, but like I said above, if you’ve never made money online before, this could be a way to kick start the process.
Once you get going and make your first couple of dollars, you might find it hard to stop.
I can guarantee that you’ll make money from this method in the next 15 – 30 minutes if you’re willing to take action.
It cost nothing to start and you don’t have to have any special skills or experience to participate.
I do have to say that some of these methods are not my preferred ways of making money, because I like to leverage my time online and get paid over and over again for the same piece of work, which is why I recommend starting your own blog.
But they are legitimate ways to earn money online if you’re willing to take action.
Anyway, with that being said, let’s dive head first into the first method.
SliceThePie is a music survey company that pays for your opinion on new artist songs.
The company basically gives you songs from new artists to listen to and then you simply rate the song, giving the artist feedback on what you thought about the song, including your thoughts on the instruments, the melody, and the vocals. Once your opinion has been submitted you get paid for it.
Your opinion provides valuable insight to both the artist who get to push their music out to a wider audience, as well as to music scouts who might be looking to sign up the next biggest act.
Either way, it’s a win, win, win situation.
Check out how I made money in less than 30 minutes with SliceThePie.
The next method is more lucrative, but it does require a little bit of skill, however, most people already have the skill to a degree.
What is the skill?
3. Write For Other People
Because there are a lot of webmasters looking for writers to help update their websites with high quality content.
So a lot of people might have the skill, but it’s another thing trying to find someone that is going to pay them for the skill – right?
The demand for online writers is so high that entire businesses have been created to provide these services to webmasters. And it’s really just a case of you becoming a writer for one of these services. One such service that I reviewed recently was iWriter.com, which I’ll give you the low down on soon.
It would be more lucrative however, for you to go to a site like Elance.com and advertise your writing services there, because you’ll be able to negotiate a better price for your writing.
However if you don’t have any experience or a portfolio to show a prospective employer, then register with a writing service like iWriter, and develop your skills there before going it alone.
Services like iWriter act as the middleman, so to speak, for webmasters to be able to find good content writers for their websites.
See how you can make $100 a day with iWriter here.
You can also check out my other post on how to get freelance writing jobs as a beginner here.
4. Create An Online Business or Blog
Most people underestimate themselves because they think they lack a special talent or unique skill.
To be honest, the only thing you need is the ability to express your thoughts in an enjoyable manner.
If you take the time and effort to create a popular blog or online business, you can make some serious cash.
You can buy a great blogging platform for less than $3 a month and create content about what you are passionate about.
Here are a few examples:
- Health & Fitness
- Traveling Tips
- Cooking Techniques
- Technology or Gaming
- Carpentry or Metalworking
To be honest, almost anything will work as long as you take it seriously.
Eventually you can leverage your popularity with affiliate sales or endorsements.
Companies have been willing to pay you for the ability to advertise their products/services on your website.
Check out my guide to building a blog and how to make money doing it.
5. Complete Online Surveys to Make Some Extra Cash
Before I get started on this section, I want to point out that all of the examples I provide are free to sign up and use. If you come across an online survey that asks you to pay, run away as fast as you can. It is most likely a scam. Secondly, why pay for a survey when you can complete free surveys. Not only can you earn some extra cash but you can win prizes, free merchandise and gift vouchers. If you end up winning something that you won’t use, you can sell it and earn money that way as well. This is great for someone that decides to make an online buying/selling business. More on that later in the review.
Here are some options for you to take a look at:
- Opinion Outpost
- Survey Junkie
- Inbox Dollar
Theses are just a few suggestions and there are plenty more. Before deciding on which ones you want to use, you should check out customer reviews.
6. Watch and/or Like Videos and Movie Trailers
Watching videos is often overlooked when it comes to making money because there are two drawbacks.
The first drawback is that the money varies from one week to the next. This is due to the fact that some tasks pay more than others and some weeks give you more videos to watch.
The other drawback is the fact that you will have to watch ads in order to get to the videos first.
To some people, this is not an issue because making money this way is done on your free time.
Whichever side of the argument you come out on, you have to admit that getting around $200 bucks a month for watching videos is at least worth checking out.
If you are looking for a way to get started, check out Swagbucks.
7. Get Rewards From Bing While Searching Online
This is a great way to earn rewards and it is so simple. Millions of people use Google around the world and this generates a fortune.
Microsoft is attempting to rival Google and is willing to reward people for using their search engine, Bing.
How cool is that?
Bing is willing to give you points that can be cashed out for gift cards.
What makes thing better is the fact that you can use the rewards with retail giants like Amazon.
Here is how it works:
Sign up for BingRewards and then do your searches using Bing and start earning.
The reason many people are waking up to this method is because many people like to buy and sell items to make a few extra bucks from time to time.
Or people save up their rewards and buy something that they really want.
This is great because you can eventually buy something that you might not normally have the budget for!!!
You can sign up for BingRewards Here.
8. Get Paid for Writing Articles for Websites
What’s the matter?
You don’t think you have what it takes to write for online magazines?
That is where you are wrong. As long as you can get your point across in an effective manner, you can make some decent money writing online.
Some websites pay better than others but you can make between $50-$150 per article.
Before I go any further, these sites won’t have many writers so there is competition.
If your article is selected, they will pay you very well for your time and efforts. Even if you only get 1 or 2 articles published a month, you will have a few hundred bucks to save or invest in another business venture.
Here are a few websites that pay you for articles:
Scary Mommy – Up to $100 per article
WOW! Women On Writing – $50-$100 A worldwide magazine that discusses women’s issues.
The Dollar Stretcher – $50 per 500 word article.
College Humour – $25-$150 per article
Watch Culture – $25-$500 per article
Uxbooth – $100 per article
9. Selling The Stuff You Don’t Need
An easy way to earn some extra cash is to go through all of you stuff and determine what you no longer need. Instead of throwing it away or giving it to someone you know, why not sell it online.
There are plenty of platforms to make it happen. If you have a lot of clothes that you no longer need, you can sell them on a site called ThreadUp.
If you have other items then you can use sites like Ebay.
Think of it like an online lawn sale. If you need the money immediately, then I recommend skipping the ThreadUp option and bring your clothes down to a local consignment store and see what you can get for them.
On the other hand, if you don’t need the money immediately, take the time to learn the art of selling items online because that can be a very lucrative side business.
In fact, I know several people that go to lawn and estate sales and make a killing reselling the items they get. If you have a keen eye, you can make some serious cash.
10. Getting Paid to Find and Use Coupons
Many shoppers already utilize coupons to save money! Usually the savings isn’t significant but every little bit helps.
What if there was a way to get paid for finding and sharing coupons.
Well you are in luck because CouponChief is willing to pay you to share coupons with other people.
Here is a short explanation on how the process works.
- Step 1- Visit this link https://www.couponchief.com/pays2share
- Step 2- Fill out the free registration form
- Step 3- Utilize the “Submit a Coupon” tab to share your coupons to other members
- Step 4- For every member that uses the coupon(s) you submit, you earn cash
- Step 5- Once you get enough money in your account you can get a payment via PayPal
The following statement is based on personal experience.
11. Sign up with eBates to get Paid to Shop
Of course this option works best if you do some of your shopping online.
If this is the case, you can sign up with eBates and they actually give you cash back to shop with them.
To be honest, there is no reason not to use a site like eBates if you shop online and it is by far one of, if not THE best online rebate site available.
Another reason to jump on this opportunity is because you can earn cashback on just about anything.
- Food & Groceries
This is another one of those options that may not seem significant per shopping experience but you can earn a lot of cash back if you use eBates on a regular basis.
12. You Can Earn Money by Losing Weight
The #1 New Year’s resolution is to get back into shape and losing weight is the key factor in doing so.
Statistics show that after a few weeks of trying to lose weight, motivations fizzles out and people go back to their old habits.
This includes eating poorly and inconsistent exercise. Maybe if there was additional motivation to keep your weight loss goals on track.
There happens to be companies that will pay you if you meet your weight loss goals. DietBet and HealthyWage are the two major companies that come to mind.
These companies will allow you to place bets on your weight loss goals and if you meet them, get paid cash.
You can also win prizes that can be sold if you do not intend to use them. It is easy to sign up, for free.
Then you can install their app and start placing bets. If you reach your goal, you earn money.
The money you win comes from people that don’t reach their goals. Look I get it! You might not agree with the program from a moral perspective.
If you don’t mind this aspect of the program, then your health can earn you money.
13. Answer Trivia Questions for a Little Extra Cash
Imagine if you could earn money for something as simple as answering trivia questions.
I mean, everyone that I know would take a few minutes out of their day to answer some questions.
There is a website that pays you daily winnings and major winnings every year. Here is the deal though, you have to do better than all of the other competitors.
Oh and did I mention that you will be put on a team of three so you better be lucky and get smart teammates?
Look, it sounds like a lot of “what-ifs” but you can win $200-$300 daily prizes and you will also be put in the running for a special lottery to pay off your school loans.
The odds of winning are slim but having a chance is a major deal.
14. Scan and Buy Groceries to Earn Prizes
Market Research Companies have set up ways to earn points for grocery shopping and scanning your items.
This may sound to good to be true but your purchases can provide valuable information that can help companies understand the shopping habits of people.
Nielsen is one of the companies that does it and it’s as simple as visiting their website, downloading their app and using your smartphone to scan items.
If you really feel the need, you can also request a scanner from Nielsen and they will send you one.
Here is how it works once you are up and running:
- You earn points every time you scan
- You can redeem for all sorts of cool stuff, Including – Toys, Jewelry, Electronics, Household items
People that utilize this platform for a while can also be entered into sweepstakes drawings that give you a chance at cars, vacations or cash prizes.
I think you get the picture by now… Oh and registering is free so what do you have to lose. I suggest doing this and give it a shot.
15. Get Paid to Take Pictures with Your Smartphone
You can get paid by uploading pictures with smartphone with a site called Foap.
- Install the app
- Register with Foap
- Upload pictures on the Foap Marketplace
You earn $5 every time your pictures are bought.
This is great because multiple people can purchase your pictures.
If your pictures are quality then each picture can earn you plenty of residual income, which is much easier than having to work office hours.
Once the pictures are uploaded you are done.
It is important to note that there is an approval team that must look at the quality of the picture before is is added to the site.
Make sure you take good pictures and you should be fine.
If they are approved, you will get a better idea of what kind of pictures Foap is looking for and you can start uploading pictures on a regular basis.
Good luck and happy clicking.
16. Become a Work-at-Home Politician and Earn an Hourly Wage
The last election cycle opened a lot of eyes and if you feel like being part of a team that cares about political and social issues, you are in luck.
There are a several companies that will pay you for your services but the most prominent are NextWave Advocacy and DDC Advocacy.
Both of the companies are active when it comes to important laws, communicating on campaigns and organizing social events that bring people together.
To keep it simple, the two companies mentioned above help raise awareness throughout the country.
These companies may hire you as a private contractor to either help organize events or simply write for them.
Not everyone can communicate effectively so if you can write, you can help people get a message across much better.
What makes this a great option is the fact that you can do all of this from home.
17. Get Paid to Listen and Rate Music
This is another great opportunity to listen to music and get paid to rate it afterward.
Although there are a couple of companies that will pay you to do this, I am going to focus on is Music Xray. https://www.musicxray.com/
Two of the best features are the fact that you can sign up for free and make an account.
Then you simply start listening to music and rating the songs available.
Don’t expect a get rich quick here.
You will only make $1 a song but listening to a 5 songs a day for a month could earn you an extra $150 a month.
The reason I think this option is worth the time is because everyone loves music, who knows, you could end up discovering a song or artist that you have never heard of.
There is nothing wrong with getting paid to listen to music.
18. Giving Advice Can Earn You Cash
Usually advice is free but in this case you can get paid to share your knowledge and advice no matter what your expertise is in.
Even if you aren’t an expert, you can get paid to ask questions and even share your situation if it helps people understand things better.
The company I am talking about it Ammas. http://www.ammas.com/
It is one of the best knowledge trading engines available.
I strongly suggest taking a look at the website to clarify any remaining questions but apparently it is as easy as signing up and determining if you can answer any of the questions being asked.
It is great to know that your life experience can earn you a little extra cash on the side.
19. Earning Money For Tweets
If you love to tweet and you have tons of followers then you should jump all over this opportunity.
On the other hand, there are guides on how to accumulate followers on social media so if you want to start from the ground up there are options.
This opportunity is as easy as it sounds.
You tweet and you get paid.
If you google “get paid to tweet” there are plenty of options to choose from.
Keep in mind that this option may take some time to see steady income generation because you need to build a large following on Twitter.
20. Gomez PEER ZONE Has Plenty to Offer
Here is What Peer Zone is all about.
Peer is a Java application that is running in the background of your computer.
It will leverage your computer’s idle resources so you can test some of the most popular websites available to you.
In short, you conduct business as usual with Peer running in the background and you earn.
The program tracks your activity minutes and pays you accordingly.
All of the money you earn will be deposited into your PayPal account. If you have any more questions about Peer Zone, check out their website, HERE. http://www.gomezpeerzone.com/peer-program-overview/
21. Get Paid for Participating in Mock Jury Duty Trials
How would you like to make around $60 for taking part in a mock jury.
Believe it or not, there are a few solid websites that provide you for your time if you are willing to take part in their mock trial.
One company in particular, eJury, has become the leader in mock juries and focus group research. Not only do you get paid to participate, you can have a unique look into our judicial system.
If you are interested in becoming an online juror, then I strongly suggest taking a look at eJury. http://www.ejury.com/about_co_bio.html
You can start a free account and profile and get started quickly.
If this sound like something you would enjoy, then give it a try.
22. Become an Online Tutor to Earn Money
If you are able to help students with their homework, you could potentially hear over $100K in a year’s time.
I know this sounds like a get rich scheme but the top earner for a site called Chegg. https://www.chegg.com/study
Here is how it works.
You apply to become an online tutor and if you qualify, you can get paid for helping students with their work.
This ranges from high school and even college level studies.
One of the most redeeming aspects of Chegg is the fact that it’s available 24/7. This means that you can work on your own schedule and help people worldwide.
I know for a fact that teaching English to foreigners is a rapidly growing field.
You can make some serious cash even if you can only do it part time.
If you think you have what it takes, give it a shot. I have a feeling you will not be disappointed.
23. Working As An At Home Nurse
A company called Fonemed only hires licensed and experience nurses so rest assured that the information provided is accurate.
Fonemed also claims that there has never been a complaint against their services or legal litigation’s.
Although I cannot confirm this, I honestly doubt that a company like this would be allowed to exist if they are not living up to strict standards.
This is great news for people that need helpful information about health issues but also creates a great way for people to earn money while home.
This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms/dads or a second job for a licensed nurse.
With that being said, it is extremely easy for nurses to find a job because its is one of the fastest growing fields in the world.
However, if you are a licensed and looking for some extra cash, try it out. http://www.fonemed.com/about-us/
24. Become a Mystery Shopper and Make Money
Mystery shopping has been a valuable part of retail and restaurants for a long time.
You can determine what aspects of a shopping or dining experience need to be improved.
This is such an important exercise that companies are willing to pay you good money for your time.
Some stores also allow you to keep any of the merchandise you purchase while mystery shopping.
I am sure there is some kind of limit to prevent mystery shoppers from getting free flat screens!!!
With all joking aside, once you are hired by a company, you will simply provide them with your experiences while shopping or dining.
It really is as simple as that.
Like any other money making opportunities, some pay more than others and have different degrees of difficulty.
Your earnings would typically start out at around $50 all the way up to $300 for one mystery shopping job.
This is great money considering you will be in the store for about an hour at the max.
Reporting your experience to the manager would only take another hour at the most and there is usually some sort of grading system and pre-arranged paperwork.
Either way, you can earn a fantastic hourly rate if you end up getting a high paying shop.
MSPA is a great place to get more information. http://www.mspa-global.org/
Here are a few more:
Market Force http://www.marketforce.com/become-a-mystery-shopper
Intelli Shop http://www.marketforce.com/become-a-mystery-shopper
25. Make Money By Selling T-Shirts
Merchandising is such an essential part of business.
When something amazing happens or there is an opportunity to make money, companies take full advantage.
This next opportunity through Teespring is a way to take part in the merchandising process.
This company allows you to design your own T-shirts and sell them without investing a dime.
No, seriously; you design a shirt and if they start selling, the company pays you a decent share of the sales.
Another fantastic aspect of the company is the fact that you can advertise it anywhere.
You can post your designs on Facebook or other social media platforms.
If you take it seriously and have creative ideas, you can make some decent money with absolutely zero monetary investment.
If you think this is for you, then take a look at their website, HERE. https://teespring.com/about
26. Pick Up Free Stuff and Sell Them on Craigslist
There is no doubt that Craigslist one of the most popular websites in the world.
There are millions of visits daily which means there are opportunities to take advantage of free stuff.
All you have to do is have the ability to go pick it up.
Here is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
Let’s say that there is a free set of old chairs that the owner doesn’t want anymore.
They may end up putting it on Craigslist for free because it is not worth the effort to dispose of it on their own.
If you go and pick it up, restore it and then resell it, you get 100% profit, excluding the travel.
This is one of my favorite options on this list because there is a so much potential and you never know what you are going to find in your area.
You will also be surprised what people are willing to give away.
27. Getting Paid to Drive Your Car
Are you a super NASCAR fan?
Well, if you aren’t you might be after this opportunity.
You can put advertisements on your car and drive around making money.
Companies have been doing this for a while and if you are willing to do this to your vehicle, you can make some nice residual income.
You can make up to $1000 bucks a month and in some cases, more.
If this is something you are interested in or simply want more information, check out these 3 websites.
Free Car Media http://freecarmedia.com/
Adz In Motion
Here is the deal.
You will not be able to quit your job by putting ads on your car.
However, you will be able to drive around a free car for as long as your contract lasts.
This could range form 6 months to 2 years.
28. Getting Paid to Take Part in Focus Groups
Earlier in the review I recommended completing online surveys for some extra cash.
If you can make it through an online survey, you can do focus groups.
They are similar and in most cases focus groups typically have higher rewards.
The one major difference is the fact that you will have to physically at the focus group location.
This may be an inconvenience so this option is not for everyone.
However, there is a $60 payment for an hour long focus group and a $250 payment for an all day group.
That is some pretty decent cash for talking about a companies merchandise and testing products before you purchase them.
There is a company called 20|20 Research that will provide you opportunities to make some extra cash. http://www.2020research.com/
20|20 is one of the best options for you if you plan on doing focus groups for some extra cash.
29. Making Money By Reviewing Software
If you have a techy mind and enjoy testing out software before it is released, go ahead and pay close attention to this opportunity.
Software Judge will pay you to check out their collection of software in exchange for a thorough review. http://www.softwarejudge.com/
Here is the catch, you will have to slowly build up a reputation with the company.
They do no expect 100% positive reviews; they want honest and accurate reviews.
The better you do on your review, the higher rating you will get and in turn, get more jobs.
This obviously means that you will have a higher earning potential which is the point of doing this is the first place. If you end up reviewing software, take it seriously and start earning some decent money.
30. Earn Cash by Translating
This is a great way to get some extra cash and I have personal experience with this opportunity, more on that later.
If you are capable of speaking 2 languages or more you can make some serious cash. In fact, you can make full time wages with only a few hours of work a day.
There are a few different options with this opportunity.
The easiest way to get started is visit the ProZ website and create a profile. http://www.proz.com/
Creating a profile is free and you can get started right away depending on what documents need to be translated. This is great for just about all languages although there are more opportunities for major ones like Spanish, French etc.
There is also another path that you could take that is really helpful to schools.
The American school system is diverse and most teachers end up having students that do not speak English. In order to accommodate these students, teachers need translation help.
If you can find jobs like this and create a name for yourself, people will go out of their way to contact you again if they need your services. Anyway, if you speak multiple languages, take advantage of your skills.
31. Selling Art and Crafts Online for Extra Cash
Websites like Etsy have made arts and crafts a great way to make money on the side.
Whether you are a stay at home mom/dad or retired, you can still make money for your creations. https://www.etsy.com/
Not only can you take advantage of the very popular selling platform, you can also purchase items that are being sold for lower than they are worth.
Think of Etsy as the Ebay of arts and crafts.
This is done all the time on Ebay and people make a very good living off of buying and selling stuff.
Why can’t you do it with Etsy as well.
You would be very surprised how valuable handcrafts sell for.
Remember me saying that my wife translated a document for a decent amount of money in the last example?
Well, she also happens to be a talented knitter and she made my daughter a mermaid blanket for kids.
One of my friends saw it and paid her $150 dollars to make another one for her daughter.
Does this mean you will have the same luck? NO, but it proves that there are ways to make serious cash with your efforts.
32. Publishing Books on Kindle
Everyone has thought about writing a book at some point in their life.
Whether is was a childhood dream or later in life, Kindle allows you to self publish your books. https://kdp.amazon.com/?ref_=kdpgp_p_us_psg_bt_ad1
What makes this great is the fact that they don’t have to be 200 page books and they can even become bestsellers.
Whether you are a gifted writer or just getting started and trying to publish your first book, you can do it through Kindle and in most cases, it won’t cost you a dime.
Here is a list of advantages of self publishing with Kindle:
- Your book reaches millions of readers on Amazon
- 5 minutes to upload your book and it appears within 48 hours
- You earn up to 70% of all sales
- You control the price of your books
There are other options when it comes to self publishing but Amazon has advantages that other companies cannot compete with.
Take those advantages and run with them.
Remember, sometimes you need to use other platforms to get your name out there.
33. Earning Money By Renting Your Home
We are in the era of the sharing economy and your house can be shared with other people in order to make some cash.
Travelers are willing to shell out some serious cash in order to get a local feel to their vacation.
Take a look at this Airbnb website for all of the information. https://www.airbnb.com/
Before I go any further I want to make it very clear that this opportunity is not for everyone.
Most people do not feel comfortable with strangers coming into their home.
With that being said, you can be in complete control of the people you allow in.
For example, you can rate each person interested and make sure they are responsible.
There are a few more websites that facilitate this kind of money make opportunity but Airbnb is the most popular.
34. Make Money Being a Research Subject
There are two ways you can go about becoming a research subject.
Universities offer opportunities and so do clinics.
Either way, you can earn some serious cash.
It is important to note that some trials are very simple and have no risks what so ever.
An example of this would be a sleeping trial where doctors examine brain functions.
Another trial may be for testing new medications, which could have some pretty serious side effects.
Where there is risk there is usually reward and you can expect higher pay for medication trials.
If you really need the money, it may be worth it to you.
If this is for a little extra cash for a rainy day, you might want to stick to safer methods of earning money.
Some of the best ways to find work in this field is to call your local colleges or universities and get a list of options.
It will allow you to plan your activities and see what kind of trials they have to offer.
35. Utilizing the Power of YouTube
There is no doubt that people are starting to recognize YouTube as a great way to make money.
In fact, there are millions of people making a livable wage by making videos.
The sky is the limit because you can focus on one topic that you specialize in or you can talk about something different everyday.
One of the easiest examples of this is all of the people that Game of Thrones.
There are hundreds of people that talk about theories or and elaborate on the differences between the books and TV series.
If you can create a watchable video with great content you can make a lot of money with advertisements.
The great thing about the whole thing is the fact that if you lack certain video making skills, you can watch a YouTube video tutorial and learn it.
36. Nintendo Pays You to Test Games
Here is one of the coolest way of making money online.
Take a look at this Nintendo website to provide you all the information you need. http://www.nintendo.com/corp/tester.jsp
Here is a list of the things you would have to do by testing games:
- Test development software
- Identify programming issues
- Evaluate product for content guidelines
- Create quality assurance checks
Not only do you get to be part of a great team, you get to play video games for a living.
The reason I love this option so much is everyone has a bit of a gamer inside of them and you get to live it everyday.
If you have the skills to do this job, apply and enjoy!
37. Virtual Assistants Make Money
Since the massive wave of people starting online businesses, becoming a virtual assistant has been a good way to make money.
If you plan on becoming a VA here are a few things that you may end up doing.
- Conducting independent research
- Finding specific items
- Customer service
- Other secretarial duties
There are many ways to find work online.
You can apply on any of the online hiring hubs or even post an add in the classifieds.
I would strongly suggest building a profile and resume and apply to any and all online hire agencies.
Depending on how much experience you have, you can make full time wages for only a half day of work.
38. Buying and Selling Domains and Websites
There is nothing better than finding something that has value and getting a chance to buy it at a fantastic discount.
Believe it or not, domains and websites have value and the name is such an important part.
If someone already created a website with a specific name and someone wants it, that person is out of luck unless they purchase the site from the owner.
This is where you a website and domain flipper comes into play.
If you purchase the existing site for a cheap price, you can sell it and make money.
Of course I am making it sound super easy but that is the process in a nutshell.
Here is a great website to help you get started. https://flippa.com/
Freelance Your Way to a Big Payday
The beauty of this option is the fact that the sky is the limit.
When it comes to making money online, freelancing requires no investment other than your time.
Another great aspect of this job is the fact that the second you are done with the project, you will get paid.
If you are in a long term contract then there might be a different payment setup but that is based on what you agree on with your employer.
There are tons of different options when it comes to finding freelancing gigs so if you do a simple Google search you will have plenty of options to choose from.
39. Make Money With Micro Jobs On Amazon
You can complete micro tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome
These are great because they require human interaction and can work from home.
The pay is pretty good too considering the money is coming from the world’s largest retailer.
Here is a quick list of things you could be doing if you work for Amazon.
- Select the correct spelling of search terms
- Translate a paragraph from English to Spanish
- Is this a website that should be available to a general audience
- Determine the tone of an article
- Find the item number for specific items
- Determine if two products are the same
- Rate search results for pre-determined keywords
As you can see there are plenty of tasks that you can do.
If these seem like things that you can do from home then I suggest you check out the link provided above.
40. Make Money Selling Lesson Plans
If you think this option is just for teachers, I would suggest thinking again.
If you are able to research properly, you can make some decent money selling lesson plans to other educators.
Don’t get me wrong, it would make it a lot easier if you are a teacher so you can simply share the lesson plans you use during class.
However, it is not mandatory to have a teaching degree to contribute to the TeacherPayTeachers website. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/
Some of the best features include Pre-K to 12 grade lesson plans, every possible subject covered and a wide price range depending on how extensive you want them to be.
This is a great place to go if you want to spice things up in the classroom.
Oh, before I forget, there is a section for free lesson plans so you can check some out before you pay a dime.
If you are on the selling end of the deal, you can create multiple lessons and see what people are willing to pay for your efforts.
41. Using Care.com to Care Your Way to Cash
At Care.com you can post job opportunities and attempt to find a job by creating a profile for people to choose from.
This is great but it gets better.
You can post or apply for jobs in childcare, elderly care, pet care and home care. https://www.care.com/
In-Home – Babysitters, Nannies & Au Pairs
Out of home – Child Care Centers, Family Day Care, Camps
Focused care – Special Needs, Tutor
Adults & Senior Care
Companion Care – Errands, Light Housekeeping, Transportation
Personal Care – Bathing & Dressing, Exercise/Mobility, Medication Reminders
Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care – Companionship, Mental Stimulation, 24-Hour Care
Dog walkers, pet sitters, boarding, grooming & training
Housekeepers, house sitters, errand runners & event help
As you can see from the list above, there are so many options for you. If any of these tasks are in your wheelhouse, then go for it.
42. Cooking and Baking Your Way to a Big Payday
If you make good food or bake unbelievable treats, then you could make some extra cash from home.
All you really need to do is promote your food and start local and your baking creations can earn you money.
Before I end this money making opportunity, it is important for you to make sure you are following all food rules and regulations.
43. Sell Your Antiques For Big Bucks
Just about everyone I know collected something at some point in their lives.
Sometimes it can be hard to see the value in some of your old household items, or collectables, however, you would be surprised at the prices of family heirlooms or the prices of unique and rare antiques fetch.
It is a good idea to get things appraised if you plan on selling them because some items that don’t look like they would be worth anything can end up being worth big bucks.
44. Selling Books for Extra Cash (Bonus)
There are a few websites that could help you discover the prices of your old books.
The first one is called Half Priced Books. http://halfpricedbooks.com/
There is plenty to search through and you would be surprised at the value of books, especially your old textbooks from college.
I looked at the value of mine and a few of them were still worth over $100.
The next website is called Book Scouter and it is a great way to price your books. https://bookscouter.com/
I have tested it with several of my books but the only downfall is the fact that you need an ISBN in order to price the book.
Older books do not have an ISBN so you may need to do a little research in order to find out how much your book is worth.
Why Are There So Many Options On This List?
I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you these are some of the online money makers that I found during my research.
There is no way that all of these options are guaranteed to work and that you will become rich doing so.
I strongly suggest that you bookmark this list so you can come back to it at your convenience.
You can also share it with your friends and family if they are looking for some extra income.
Who knows, they may find something on this list that fits their set of skills and needs.
I hope there is at least one options for you to try out and hopefully earn a decent amount of money.
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